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Learn how to book your driving theory test

So, you have prepared enough for your Driving Theory Test, and now feel ready to book it! The best and easiest way to book the official DVSA Driving Theory Test is online.

Now you’re ready to take your theory test, but may have a few questions about how to book it:

Using the guide below, you can book your test at a local test center.


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How do I book a Driving Theory Test?

The best way to book a Theory Test online is using the official site, Gov’s online booking service. If you book it using an unofficial site, you might pay more than you need to or you may not get a booking at all.

To book a test, you will need the following:

  • A valid provisional driving license number
  • A debit or credit card to pay the test fee
  • An email address (If you don’t have one, then you can book by phone as well)

You can find your nearest test center at GOV.UK and can also use the official site to change the test date or center or cancel your test anytime.

If you have learning disabilities, such as hearing or reading difficulties, or if you need the test to be translated into another language, you will be able to get extra help. Visit GOV.UK to find out about getting help with the theory test.

How much does it cost to book the Driving Theory Test?

The cost for the car and motorcycle Theory Test is £23.

The lorry (LGV) and bus (PCV) tests cost £26 for Part 1a (multiple-choice questions), £11 for Part 1b (hazard perception), and £23 for Part 2 (case studies).

Booking Theory Test Confirmation Methods 

You will get your booking confirmation via email. Earlier, the DVSA used to send out a letter of confirmation via post.

If you don’t have an email and book the theory test over the phone, the DVSA will still post you a confirmation letter.

On the test day, you will not need to bring either the letter or email confirmation to the Theory Test center, just carry your provisional driving license.

How do I book a Driving Theory Test by phone?

If you would prefer to book your Theory Test over the phone, you can simply call the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency on 0300 200 1122.

Theory Test Format: What happens on the test day?

  • The multiple-choice test

Before you start the multiple-choice test, get used to the format of the test by having a 15-minute practice session.

There are 50 questions in the test and you’ll need to get at least 43 correct to pass. You’ll be given 57 minutes to complete this part of the test.

Apart from multiple-choice questions, there are some case study questions in the form of a short ‘story’ and you’ll need to answer five questions about it.

  • The hazard perception test

Once you’ve finished the multiple-choice part, you can move on to the hazard perception part or take a three-minute break. Before you start the test, you can watch a short video and learn how the test works.

You’ll need to click the mouse when you see any developing hazard on the screen. The sooner you identify the hazard, the more points you’ll score.

In this test, you’ll need to score at least 44 out of 75 points.

Are you sure you are prepared enough to book a Theory Test?

Please don’t book your Driving Theory Test before you are ready. Wait until you get prepared thoroughly and feel confident in achieving high scores.

If you are looking to pass your theory test, we are here to help! Our award-winning driving theory test training course Online or Classroom based in Leicester for Car, Bus, Lorry, or Taxi will help you pass the test on your first attempt. We also pride ourselves in the quality of our wide variety of vocational training courses and are at your service should you need any assistance regarding the same at our learning centers on Melton Road and Evington Road.

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